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National Poetry Month Local Poets Showcase | SF Main Library

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102,

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In honor of National Poetry Month, local poet and activist Tony Robles will be hosting a showcase featuring Bay Area poets Jacqueline Scott Ramos, Delina Patrice Brooks, Kim Shuck, and Cesar Love.

  • Jacqueline Scott Ramos is a revolutionary poetess and actress, educator, youth-development practitioner, and urban health researcher, who is native to San Francisco’s Mission district.
  • Based in Oakland, Delina Patrice Brooks, a.k.a DelinaDream, is a dancer, actor, producer and director who enjoys creation and storytelling through words, sound and movement.
  • Native San Franciscan Kim Shuck makes baskets, works beads, weaves, and teaches. She is also the author of three books of poetry: Smuggling Cherokee, Rabbit Stories, and Clouds Running In.
  • Cesar Love is a Latino poet influenced by the Asian masters. A resident of San Francisco’s Mission District, he is also an editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal. He has two books of poetry: Birthright and While Bees Sleep.
  • Tony Robles is a born-and-raised San Franciscan, housing rights organizer, board president of Manilatown Heritage Foundation, and co-editor of Poor Magazine. His first collection of poetry and prose, Cool Don’t Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco, was published in 2015.

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Cost: FREE


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Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102,

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